Pastoral Perspectives on Hell
Of course, it’s good to teach our children not to be scared by shadows, and to be wary of those who use fear to sell us something. But what if there really is something to fear?
Divine wrath may not be the decorative masthead or the flag we raise up every flagpole. . . . It may not always be seen. But its absence will always be felt.
Hell in Biblical and Theological Perspective
Why is it that when people think about hell, they always conclude that God must be at fault and not themselves?
So when the Bible speaks of hell-fire, woe to us if we say, “It’s only a symbol.” If it is a symbol at all, it means the reality is worse than fire, not better.
How seriously should we take those who try to rewrite the story so that hell isn’t part of it? As seriously as we would take Hamlet critiquing Shakespeare’s work.
The Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell, by Paul Helm. Banner of Truth, 1989. 152 pages. $8 Paul Helm is a teaching fellow at Regent College near Vancouver, and is widely known for his publications on the theology of John Calvin. His The Last Things is the final installment to a series of brief […]
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